Any home-grown master chefs happy to brave the elements could find calamari fishing to be a fun and tasty pastime this winter.
Fisheries Victoria Acting Executive Director Anthony Hurst said there were great calamari fishing opportunities in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port.
"Calamari are great eating and are simple to prepare for the table," Mr Hurst said.
"They are also great fun to catch from piers, boats or kayaks with the added excitement of dodging a squirt of ink.
"Fishing calamari, like other fast-growing and short-lived species, is sustainable."
Fisheries Victoria research shows they live for up to one year, with the oldest recorded individual aged at 291 days.
More than one spawning occurs through the breeding season, which accounts for the presence of several age groups of similar-sized calamari at various times during the year.
Bunches of eggs are attached to seagrass and algae.
Mr Hurst said calamaris predictable habit of aggregating in accessible shallow areas made them an easy catch for anglers.
"We have fisheries regulations in place to ensure calamari stocks are shared amongst fishers and can be replenished for future generations," he said.
"A recreational catch limit of 10 per person per day applies in Victoria and, unless exempt, a Recreational Fishing Licence is needed to catch them."
Recreational fishers are not permitted to sell their catch.
Anyone who sees or suspects illegal fishing activity is urged to call the 24-hour reporting line.